Tag Archives: spelling

The bare bones of language: use the right word!

The Independent reported yesterday that Chris Packham, of Springwatch fame (and for those of us old enough to remember The Really Wild Show when it began), is often expected to turn up naked to events as people think he is … Continue reading

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A happy ending

I want to tell you a story. Are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin. Once upon a time there was a primary school. In general the children were very happy but there were pockets of behaviour issues and it had … Continue reading

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Attention to detail

There is a new way of working at my children’s school. My son, aged six, is given a set of tasks at the beginning of the week and is expected to complete them, on his own and without being nagged, … Continue reading

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Proofreaders

Some of the things that proofreaders check for are:  Spelling  Doesn’t a big company such as Victoria’s Secret use proofreaders? From Red Pen, Inc. Grammar  Punctuation Obviously for only one girl… From Apostrophe Abuse   Sense From Failblog Consistency Whoops! Both from … Continue reading

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Wine

  To all my friends who enjoy a tipple: according to Redhill and Reigate Life, Surrey County Council has issued a warning that fake bottles of Jacob’s Creek wine have been found on sale in the county. Apparently the bottles … Continue reading

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Cherry from South Oxon

I became a proofreader because I don’t like seeing mistakes in signs and other printed materials which people have paid good money for. I feel one doesn’t acquire a professional image of a company whose advert says Proofreader’s ‘R’ us. … Continue reading

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